For three years, pizza lovers in Northeast Ohio got to know Adam DiLauro and his pies thanks to the Pizzeria DiLauro food truck, a mobile trailer with a built-in wood-fired oven. Last winter, DiLauro parked the rig to refocus his attentions on a brick-and-mortar pizzeria of the same name. When it opens in early to mid-February in Chagrin Falls, Piz...

Sbarro announced the opening of its second restaurant in the Columbus market with EG America. The restaurant is located inside the Turkey Hill on Cleveland Avenue and is part of seven planned openings in the Columbus market in 2021. Sbarro and EG Group, the parent company of EG America, have also recently opened two stores in the United Kingdom and...

For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019. It turns out that the rumors were true, with Lindey’s Lake House being renamed and rebranded Bar Italia. The new eatery is expected to open later this month....

Downtown’s new Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park. Subito serves scratch-made Italian dishes in a white-tablecloth, jazzy environment where you can indulge in the rich flavors of Northern Italy and the warm hospitality of The...

As LaRosa’s continues to build its brand in Central Kentucky, having entered Lexington along with Skyline in May 2019 with its Richmond Road/Lexington full-service, dine-in and carry-out restaurant, LaRosa’s continues to look for expansion opportunities. LaRosa’s Richmond/Lantern Ridge Road, near State Route 876 and 1-75,  is under construction now...

Chef Dante Boccuzzi has begun construction on his newest restaurant concept, Goma, on the corner of East 4th Street and Prospect Avenue. Despite the bleak winter likely ahead for most restaurants, Boccuzzi is moving forward with the plans he announced before the pandemic hit. Goma will be a sushi restaurant--similar to his Tremont establishme...

Leo’s Italian Social is set to open Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Crocker Park. The restaurant, owned by Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Leo’s Italian Social is in Center Circle at 200 Crocker Park Blvd., down the street from Burntwood Tavern, which the company also owns. It’s the sec...

The area’s newest Italian restaurant features a traditional menu and a comfortable dining room that can accommodate families and large groups. Italian River restaurant opened about a month ago at 1556 River Road NE. Owners Pablo Martinez and Jose Garcia are the owners of Italian River. Martinez is also the owner of El Jalapeno Mexican restaurant in...

Vincent Francioli was an educator, civic leader, historian, WWII veteran, and a proud Italian American. He passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on October 17. His legacy includes the Fairwood Community Association, the Larchmere Business District, the Republican Veterans Group, and a host of former students and friends, many of whom were Italian Ame...

After 10 years of earning his chops in New York City, chef Matthew Phelan has returned home to open his own restaurant. Phelan has opened Novella Osteria, a rustic Italian restaurant, at 170 W. Olentangy St. in Powell. “I want to be a neighborhood restaurant,” said Phelan, who grew up in Dublin. “I want to be completely genuine. The food speaks for...